Keep Working Areas Sanitary
The viruses that commonly cause colds and flu are easily passed from person to person or contracted from surfaces. A survey by Staples found sixty-five percent of employees go to work while they're sick and eighty percent are cleaning their work areas once a week. A good habit to get into during the winter months is carrying antiseptic wipes or sanitizer to wipe down and disinfect surfaces and objects that might have come into contact with ill co-workers. Areas to keep clean include desks, keyboards, telephones, doorknobs, pens; essentially, anything may be considered common-ground amongst co-workers.
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